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was getting his dope from a very big operator... i think we're into something that's bigger than us... something we really can't deal with. >> they had been trafficking on behalf of the united states government. >> she could prove what she was saying... >> crack in the system is. >> this is al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey in new york with a look at the top stories. strategizing against i.s.i.l. the white house calls a meeting of the top authorities. secretary of state john kerry threatens a u.s. pullout of the u.s.-iran nuclear talks unless
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more progress is made. europe's financial troubles are far from over. as greece gets a bailout. our top story tonight: a word of fear. terror threats now stretch from sydney to cairo to the mall of america. across the globe leaders are vowing to counter those threats. the question is how? the u.s. defense secretary is convening a top summit in kuwait tomorrow discussing ways to combat iraq and syria i.s.i.l. muslim leaders are meeting with counterterrorism leaders in mecca, who claim to represent islam. the global islamic counterterrorism conference runs through wednesday.
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gathered to make it clear that the muslim religion does not condone groups like i.s.i.l. and al shabaab. >> translator: these terrorist groups are not part of islam. they are actually a model against islam and the righteous path that is dialogue mercy and tolerance. >> conference attendees are working on a plan to work against those groups. what they consider terrorism. better understand its roots and how to prevent it in their communities. egypt's president wants to create a pan arabian force abdel fattah al-sisi says, to count tercounter i.s.i.l. and other groups. >> translator: because of the challenges the region is facing and our nations is huge.
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we will be able to overcome such challenges when we unite together. >> what he says is the threat of terrorists limiting certain freedoms in the country. this comes as the government there released a report about the hostage standoff in sydney last december, the man took 17 people hostage in a sydney cafe. the new measures could be stripping citizens of their passports. andrew thomas has more from sid in. >> in his speech tony abbott said the terrorist attack threat had never been greater. double the number of potential threats that there were just a year ago. he said there were 90 australians traveled to the middle east to fight along with the islamic. they could pose a threat if they were to come back. two terrorist attacks on
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australian soil since september of last year, one on attack on policemen in melbourne and then the cafe in sydney. too often in the past the benefit of the doubt given to individuals who might seek to do australians harm and the balance needed to shift away from personal freedom and to the community as a whole. with that in mind he's going to announce a raft of new measures, for example the stripping of australian citizenship to people who have dual anationality if they're posing harm to australians and encourage in his words attacks elsewhere, there is a group while not encouraging attacks has not seen to condemn them enough and he said they could be bad. calling on muslim leaders to do more to condemn radicalism. >> i've often heard western
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leaders to describe islam as a religion of peace. i wish western leaders would say that more often and mean it. everybody needs ospeak up clearly because no matter what the grievance violence against innocence must surely be a blasphemy against all religion. >> those comments are already proving are controversial to suggest that they don't tars the muslim community as a whole. >> andrew thomas there. the fbi and the department of homeland security are taking very seriously the attack against western shopping malls. it follows a video of al shabaab, linked to al qaeda. al jazeera courtney kealy has the story. >> homeland security secretary
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jeh johnson went on the sunday talk shows. >> his most recent video reflects that. >> his message stay prepared. the mall of america is one of the largest shopping venues in the world. al shabaab's threat is being treated seriously in the past because it has recruited dozens of young men in recent years. >> their recruitment is worldwide, wherever somalis live western europe or north america they will try to recruit. they have no boundaries as far as their reach is concerned. >> just days ago community letters from the minneapolis-st. paul area attended a summit on
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countering terrorism. the twin cities police chief spoke about law enforcement tactics and outreach to the somali-american community. >> over 600 sworn series in the somali culture and in some cases the somali language. >> after al shabaab released its video saturday. the group has been based in southern somalia and has been on the u.s. terrorist list since 2008. al shabaab pledged allegiance to al qaeda and killed 67 people in the westgate mall in 2013. working closely with mall owners to mitigate these types of threats. on thursday, the fbi also added le ban haji mohamed a
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naturalized u.s. citizen former taxi driver from northern virginia, on their list of most wanted terrorists. he is believed to have fled to somalia and suspected of providing aid to al shabaab. are courtney kealy, al jazeera. >> rocket i strikes in the airport in the east attacks come two days after i.s.i.l. fighters staged a suicide bombing that killed 42 in koba. british police believe a woman from scotland urged three girls to travel to syria. authorities have found that one was corresponding on twitter with a woman who left her
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scotland home in 2013 omarry an i.s.i.l. fighter. the girls families have expressed concern for them and disbelief that they would be drawn to i.s.i.l. >> everyone is missing them, worried, a couple weeks before the exam and we just hope that nothing serious is going to happen to them. they are really religious but they never really spoke about it to us. like they always had a point that they could make, and no one could argue with them because like they're really smart but like they were often like that. >> the families of the three girls have released statements pleading with them to come home. british authorities say a total of about 50 women have left the country to live with members of i.s.i.l. talks over iran's nuclear program will take place after a weekend of uncertainty. john kerry is in the it's
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foreign minister sought to down play the differences. >> translator: the main disagreement is a psychological difference. some western countries specifically the united states and some parties inside america feel that sanctions are an asset for them. >> talks on iran's nuclear program had missed two other deadlines, al jazeera rosalyn jordan is in geneva at the talks. i spoke to her earlier in the evening and asked her what sticking points are holding up the deal. >> they are not telling us. they are keeping many of the details quiet. what has been put out even though u.s. officials will not confirm it, will be the number of centrifuges that the iranians would be allowed to keep in their possession. because it's that piece of equipment that is essential to
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helping to process radioactive material into forms that could either be used as fuel in nuclear power plants or could be used in nuclear missiles. certainly, the u.s. does not want iran to have any nuclear weapons. and they and the other members of the p-5 plus 1 have been working very hard on trying to do that. the iranians on their part say they don't want nuclear weapons but there is a lot of suspicion around the world particularly by israel and including a large number of people who are members of the u.s. congress and so what they're having to do is to try to figure out what can be allowed, from a technical standpoint, in order to support a nuclear energy program and what should not be allowed, in order to prevent the iranians from being able to build nuclear weapons. it's very difficult work. it's very complicated work.
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you basically need a ph.d. in physics which is why the u.s. energy secretary erinist moniz who does have a ph.d. in physics, is taking part in the negotiations because he is considered the u.s.'s best expert on how this equipment can be used or can be repurposed. the iranians have sent their comparable cabinet official as it were dr. salahim, who is in charge of the atomic energy association of iran, who can make these judgments that would underpin the technical basis of this political framework but they're still talking. they just went to bed a custom hours ago. we're expected to go back into these attacks sometime monday morning. secretary of state john kerry has congressional hearings in washington on tuesday and on wednesday. so the plan right now is for him to return to washington, late on monday night but we still have
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five weeks. we still have until march 31st 31st richelle, so this is not over by a long shot. coming up. potential impact cpac could have on the next presidential election. plus in the week-ahead segment will greece pull the rest of the european union into crisis?
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>> the agencies that handles national security is under threat itself. the department of homeland security is going to go into partial shut down if law make rs can't agree on alawmakerscan't agree
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on a funding plan. they are essential to maintaining national security. the annual gathering of security kicks off in washington, among the speakers, potential candidates p al jazeera's michael shure has the story. >> the republican path to the white house begins this week just outside washington at the conservative political action conference or cpac. from jeb to rand to even new jersey governor chris christie, the annual event will attract almost every major podus hopeful, with only arkansas governor mike huckabee declining a invitation. even duck dynasty star.
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last year sarah palin did her take on dr. seuss. >> i do not like this, uncle sam. i do not like his health care scam! >> this year she will make a return appearance. cpac is where some like dr. ben carson are able to make a first impression. >> you want to tell me we're not an exceptional nation you go jump in the lake. >> what will be different this year is that the candidates will take questions from the attendees. many believe this will play to the strength of former florida governor jeb bush who may have a long way to win over this crowd. cpac is definitely about winning. the reading of the straw poll results is what matters most. >> as you can see for the second year in a row kentucky senator rand paul won with 31%.
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>> but that only counts at cpac. while rand would love a repeat, his father ron won that same poll twice and that's all he won. with at least 13 potential presidential hopefuls and another dozen or so conservative stars addressing cpac this week, the gop will show they're very much for limited government and unlimited speeches. and this week is the week we see whether the republican party is willing to shift its focus off of barack obama and on to hillary clinton. michael shure, al jazeera. >> benjamin netanyahu says he intends to address joint session of congress despite a suggestion
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to scale. >> the state of israel is coping are well-known to you. into the space race is an empire, this empire is iran. >> he's likely to do so again in front of a joint meeting of congress on march 3rd. it will be his third such appearance a hat-trick done only by one other person in history, winston churchill. members of congress gave him 29 standing ovations. >> no better friend than israel. >> but this time, netanyahu may be facing some empty streets. joe biden is not likely to attend. other democrats have confirmed they will skip the speech. part of the controversy northwestern's invitation did not come from the white house. -- netanyahu's invitation did
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not come from the white house. >> i frankly didn't want that getting in the way and quarterbacking what i thought was real opportunity. >> the white house says the president does not usually meet foreign leaders who are campaigning for reelection. the idea is to avoid looking like washington is picking sides. so with israelis headed to the polls only two weeks after the scheduled speech president obama will not meet with netanyahu. but talk of protocol isn't the only issue. the white house recent accused israel about leaking some of their negotiations with iran. >> that's not been accurate no question about that. >> i speak about it now because the hour is getting late, very late. >> netanyahu spent years warning of disaster if iran acquires nuclear weapons and has made his opposition to any deal clear. >> the iranian nuclear calendar doesn't take time out for anyone or anything. >> the obama administration says
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negotiations are worth pursuing and the right deal will make the entire region safer including israel. a recent survey by israeli army radio suggested that 47% of israelis want the prime minister to cancel his speech while 34 say he should go ahead. >> advertise my duty as prime minister of israel to make its case. >> but he's doarmd go determined to go live in prime minister. michael eaves, al jazeera. four people are considered to be responsible for a deadly bomb blast in kharkiv. jonah hull reports from kiev. >> marked not by celebrations of what was achieved in ukraine. but by a somber remembrance of lives lost.
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and there were more lives lost on sunday. a bomb exploded in the eastern city of kharkiv close to the conflict zone during a march for peace. ukrainian authorities say they are treating it as an act of terrorism. in kiev, president poroshenko was joined by some officials and low level guests, not the turnout that he expected. he promised that the doors of the european union remained wide open to ukraine and that there would be victory in the east. petro poroshenko is under immense pressure, huge losses in the east demand a response, internationally he's expected to hold the line in a shaky
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ceasefire, despite transgressions by the other side. >> for now the president is doing all he can. >> i think he does his best and of course there are different ideas what he could do better. but i wish him good luck because it's a very difficult situation. and if somebody wants something else let them go and do themselves. >> something could be done but he's doing his best in the circumstances in which our country is under different circumstances can you do this, you can do that and history has no if. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador agreed that there is no real idea what will happen if the ceasefire fails. >> there is no reason why russia should feel threatened by a ukraine which is moving towards europe which is developing higher standards of democracy transparency and governance. >> yet there's talk about arming ukraine against russia.
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>> it's been russian government that has been armed in extremely serious aggression. >> what can he not show either the international community or his own people is a way out of ukraine's problems. jonah hull, al jazeera kiev. >> the retrial of al jazeera's journalists, baher mohamed and mohamed fahmy resumes tomorrow. as victoria gatenbyby reports. >> baher mohamed didn't have to pay bail because he's an egyptian citizen. fahmy gave up his egyptian citizenship to speed up his
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release. freed after 411 days behind bars. >> baher went home to his wife and their children. he had missed the birth of his son haroon. who was born when he was in prison. >> as soon as they saw me they jumped. i started crying. this is the first time my children telling me, stop going to work, don't leave again. you spend too much time at work. don't go again. we want to you stay. >> meanwhile, mohamed fahmy return to his family and his fiancee mawwa. declared a terrorist organization just four days after they were arrested december the 29th, 2013. in the months they stood trial
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next to their colleague peter greste in what they call a farce. on june the 12th they were found guilty sentenced between 7 and 10 years in prison. six other al jazeera colleagues were sentenced in absentia to decades behind bars. string of protests around the world. 2015 brought new hope. on january 1st the court ever cassatians ordered a retrial. meanwhile, diplomatic efforts to deport peter greste paid off. on february 1 after 400 days in jail he was sent home. he more than anyone realized that the campaign to free the other two must be harder than ever before. >> we have a platform. people identified us to the cause, it would be an abrogation of responsibility to walk away
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from that. i think it is worth discussing. >> efforts to deport mohamed fahmy to canada have proved unsuccessful so far and his fate along with baher mohamed lies in the hands of the egyptian are judiciary. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. in our regular week ahead segment we look at the sense of the system and whether it's spinning out of control. and the hurricane sandy fallout more when we come back.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is look at your top stories. world leaders are proposing a number of measures to counter the terrorist threats.
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egypt's presidential wants to create a pan-arab nuclear force. talks over iran's nuclear capabilities will begin in a couple of hours. the u.s. is prepared the pull out of the foreclosures if its demands aren't met. iran says it's ready and willing to cut a deal. the retrial of al jazeera journalists mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed resumes tomorrow. their ordeal is far from over. on friday, greece extended a four month extension of its bailout. europe's financial troubles are far from over. monday greece will submit a letter to the euro group outlining a way to keep its finances in check. before ratifying that four month extension to the greece's
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bailout program. we start with neave barker in brussels. >> now that a tentative agreement has been reach it's to greece to set out a list of potential reforms to consider by its creditors. if the creditors are satisfied the agreement will be passed on to euro zone groups and parliaments for ratification. that's going to happen next but in the long run what happens when the four months of funds start to dry up? that's the question. greece had initially asked for six months of funds to allow it to implement much needed reform but it does mean that that time is now much less. and that's to quote all sides of this dispute the hard work really now begins. >> now greece joined the european in 1981. two decades later it replated the greek drachma with the euro. in 2010 and again in 2012, the
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euro zone bailed out greece lending the nation $275 billion in return for strict austerity measures. while the spending cuts were met with strikes and protests, greeks faced unemployment of 27%, antiausterity syriza party. john siropolous shows us whatever happens next greeks hope it doesn't include more austerity measures. they're among 300 living in a foster care charity sos children's villages.not only does it not seek state subsidies, it pays $130,000 in taxes each year, almost five times what it used to pay.
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with that tax cut they could take care of more children. >> not because their lacking of any governmental subsidies or support. but because the government, by taxation, is taking the money of a private donor that it gives to those charities for making and doing what the state should do. >> taxes have risen sharply during the greek crisis, partly to repay cross for a quarter million dollars in emergency loans. greeks now owe $86 billion and seems decreasingly able to pay. greece is going to fall $4 billion short of its thargt year. target this year. 97% of groak taxes are owed by
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just 11% of greek taxpayers. the government's plan is to collect a large up front sum to show them that greece is serious about revenue. it's inviting people to come forward with a down payment against their tax arrears and it will match that payment of a discount of equal size. >> we will do our best. we didn't know before all the figures we know now. our policy from now on needs to focus on putting a stop to the increase of uncollected taxes which grew by an enormous 1.1 billion euros. >> easy targets like the salaried middle class but experts believe this isn't sustainable. adding to this problem is syriza's social justice. it has promised to restore a $13,000 tax exemption to the exhausted middle class. but to provide social spending
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while cutting taxes it has to bring growth and pare back an expensive state and greece's creditors simply don't believe that it can. john siropolous, al jazeera athens. >> ing let's bring in a professor and an economist. what is your take ton this deal >> well i think for most part, tsipras and the greek government had to climb down from a lot of their big promises and demands. although he is spinning it as having won a battle, in reality he had to give up on most of what he wanted. >> really. megan do you agree with that? >> i think the greek government did have to climb down on a lot but they did as well as they possibly could have. they got three major victories in this deal. banks will probably be able to
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use ecb funding been and not such a huge surplus and that was the government's central demands and thirdly the greek government is actually proposing reforms rather than just having to take it from the trio can troy troika. >> having said this, dan is this just an extension of the problems or real issues being dealt with? >> well, the greek government certainly promises they're going to try deal with the issues. but this kicks the can down the road, just for four months, that was timed specifically because greece is going to need more money coming in to meet their payments in july and august, holding them until then but they are going to have to deliver on these reforms to keep them going. >> there was austerity underway, why didn't everyone stick with
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that megan? >> essentially this government in greece has come to power campaigning the medicine has been killing the patient. to some degree that's true. the memorandum of understanding all of the as austerity has pushed greece into recession. they did grow a little bit but that was more like a dead cat bounce. the government's decided they can't carry on doing something that doesn't work and they want to come up with a new plan that maybe might get some sustainable growth in greece. >> dan. will this do anything to put a dent in the 25% unemployment rate that's going on in greece right now? >> well, not too much in the short term of course. with an unemployment rate like that you're going to need to deliver growth quite sustained for some time bus they'll make a significant dent in that. if they can tackle some of the structural problems with corruption, that the government is promising that does bode
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well for the future but not going to turn around overnight. >> this is a good agreement good for both europe and grease, greece megan is this good for europe? >> a lot of euro zone countries did get what they wanted which was to hold greece's feet to the fire. i do think that contagion has been kept within greece. we haven't seen economic or diplomatic contagion. sirsyriza has success credibility most notably in spain the party podemos is certainly watching developments in greece. that's why we saw the current leader in spain as one of the biggest opponents to any kind of deal in greece because he's worried what will happen in spain. this is a huge election year,
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spain, portugal, the u.k france germany and in almost all those countries you have a major antiestablishment party that has gained stlengts year. >> do you agree with that analysis? >> well, potential is certainly there. part of this is dependent on the way they spin it. they have forced syriza to back down send the message to podema, that you're not going to be able to avoid austerity. syriza is trying to spin it the other way. >> germany is out front on this, are they in a position to benefit from this in any way? >> to benefit from this deal?
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well greece defaulting if it would have come to that would have caused problems for germany since much of the money is owed to germany they don't spin out of control in that sense. >> megan, you did a great wrapup, on how you touched on the other countries. ireland and porsche gall portugal were knot supporters of this plan. why not them? >> they didn't get into the new kinds of breaks that the new greek government is demanding. ireland is a very different case from that of greece. ireland has returned to fairly robust growth so i think particularly the markets have a lot of confidence in ireland. portugal slightly less so.
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portugal has made a number of reforms, pushed through privatizations which greece has failed odid so it does seem that porsche gall is returning to growth much more swiftly than greece. greece started off as a public debt issue which spread to the private sector. in portugal slightly less so. have. >> and the monetary union 19 countries, 28 countries in the eu. what is politically holding everything together right now ? >> i think one thing to keep in mind is though there is frustration in the voters, european low growth, if you look at the public opinion numbers majors do support their -- majorities, when we do see the numbers on approval for the udip that's generally part of a broader antigovernment sentiment or frustration with national
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governments as well. so the big project there's a lot of underlying destable destabilization for other countries. so far it hasn't been deeply destabilizing but as we heard before there's the risk that the extremist parties and other parties would be encouraged by any success of syriza and that's what they're worried about. >> we were talking about greece has an effect on other european countries. al jazeera's allen fisher shows us how so many countries countries depend on german are economy. >> if you look at the economy in europe germany is the largest economy basically carrying the
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eu right now so german is an important language. >> not just in retail but in manufacturing services and finance. in atlanta alone there are more than 270 companies with german links. they employ thousands of people so that means a problem over there can quickly become a problem over here. southeastern states have become a hub for europeans many other industries have crossed the atlantic. >> when we surveyed german companies in the u.s. they have a very positive outlook on the u.s. market and a lot of companies also plan on increasing their strategic nowks focus on the u.s. market. strong demand for customer base or have proximity to customers. >> european companies to set up business in the u.s., if european companies continue to struggle that investment may dry
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up. >> sunltsuddenly they're paying their electricity cost in a currency much cheaper compared to the u.s. and some other currencies. >> a low value euro make other currencies more expensive. >> companies basically come here because they need to be in this market, and they need to be here because they want to be seen having a commitment to the market to the region. the suppliers need to come here because they follow those large manufacturers and i think the currency relationships are just short term blips. >> a number of companies around here it's known as the autobahn, a language that would be useful in years to come. allen fisher, al jazeera atlanta. >> i think allen did a wonderful
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job explaining how interconnected we all are something that increases and grows. megan what's your stay about how the potential deal in greece actually affects anything in the u.s? >> well, i think insofar as greece last provided a heuj huge risk for the euro zone, and implication for the value of the euro, particularly relatively to left to relative to the u.s. dollar, a lot of german companies have been setting up factories in the u.s. with oil prices so low that might start to reverse particularly, because the u.s. is more expensive because of the currency.
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those inner linkages may start to break down which is a bad thing. >> dan. >> the transatlantic trait relationship is the largest in the world. cannot just trade with other countries but european countries that is said up in that package and of course currency movements have effects on the markets but the relationship remains vibrant. and looking to the future, this transatlantic trade and investment partnership between the eu and the u.s. will be secured later on. >> for economy of the world because we're so interconnected. dan and megan thank you both of for the conversation, we appreciate it. before we go let's take a look at some of the other events. coming up in the week ahead chicago's mayoral election, rahm
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emanuel is seeking a second term. there will be a runoff but few feel that's likely. report will call for a fundamental change to the global response to conflict and on friday the world summit of women in power will begin in santiago chile. severe winter weather has sacked most of the u.s. when we come back we'll look at if next week will be any different. thousands of people were cheated when they needed the help the most. fallout from hurricane sandy still.
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>> tuesday on "the stream". >> selling cocaine was my purpose. >> they had been trafficking on behalf of the united states government. >> renowned filmmaker marc levin discusses his new movie "freeway: crack in the system". "the stream". tuesday, 12:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> dozens of people are dead in central bangladesh, authorities confirm at least 48 people died. at least 100 people were aboard
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the ferry at the time of the accident. rescue teams were deployed in the area. passing boats also helped bring people to shore. the department of transportation is calling for safety regulations for trains that haul crude oil. charleston, west virginia fire burned for days. officials want reinforced tanker cars and better braking systems. an estimated 30 million gallons of oil will be transported by rail alone. average price of a gallon is $2.33. prices have gone up a total of 26 cents in just a month. southern california dealing with a bigger price like, drivers paying 36 cents a gallon higher than they were two weeks ago. bill cosby has cancelled two
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shows in upstate new york that have been scheduled for april. not performing in albany or rochester. cancellations came after two women became the lateliest to accuse him of sexual assault. he also cancelled shows in boston and other venues. two feet of snow fell yesterday before temperatures went up to the 40s today. it may be a welcome break from the cold but one that has authorities on the lookout for potential flooding. nicole mitchell is here. >> yes, we already have this area of developing ice and that's anywhere from oklahoma into texas. could as it spreads across go as far south as central mississippi. places not used to dealing with ice and ice is troublesome any
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time to begin with. some of that could go through the day on monday. we finally clear this out a little bit more into the day on tuesday but in the meantime definitely some winter weather and very slick roads. a lot of winter weather advisories. cold air sink through portions of the midwest minnesota temperatures not even making it above zero in some cases. dividing line, houston at 78°. some of that warm air went up the coastline east coast head of that system, getting temperatures into normal, allowing for melting snow in place he in the northeast. that front will finally dip its way southward in the east side of the high, that wrap around flow the air from canada dropping temperatures back down 20 30° below average. already overnight tonight, in the northeast some of the temperatures go subzero but the wind chill those areas in bright oranges those wind
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chills being 30, 40 below. and that cold air refreezes everything that melted during the day today. so the areas highlighted in red from virginia up to maine watch for black ice to form. a slick start to tomorrow morning. back to you. >> more than two years after superstorm sandy ravaged places of new york and new jersey people are still unable to move back into their homes and add insult to injury, they may be the subject of insurance fraud. erica pitzi has the story. >> we are living if a basement this is our living room bedroom toy room whatever. and don't mind the toys. this is our bedroom. my husband and and i and one of our kids. >> living in their in-law's basement in convenes new york is not the best place for their
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family. all born after superstorm sandy slammed into their new york home in october of 2012. >> our refrigerator was in the middle of our kitchen. the door to the crawl space was up in the bathroom. >> nearly two and a half years later the marvellis say their home on long island is still unlivable. major cracks in their foundation like this one here that shifted the house. the marvellis say the hoax needs to be demolished and rebuilt but they don't have enough money to do that. >> it's bureaucratic red tape, it's bull. >> red tape from fema prevents her from rebuilding. her contract with her insurance company did not give her the full rebuild her home sits empty while her family of five
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crams into this tiny living space. >> i want $130,000 to build my house. it's not like i want $5 million. i want enough to put my children into their own home. >> and she's not the only one. u.s. representative kathleen rice says there are more in her hard hit district of long island. rice has a role of overseeing fema ah. she told me the agency need to get going. >> we'll get it done. >> when? >> as soon as possible. >> what about the people who had engineers come out and adjustors say denied from the get-go? >> i think those people were grossly underpaid and now they are struggling out of their homes. what can you do for them?
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>> every single claim should be reviewed. they should be reviewed. whether they were paid out or not paid out. >> she's skeptical. >> i don't believe anything anybody says until they actually start doing something. just give us our money. we all want to get back in our homes. >> if the congresswoman could make that happen, that would make the mother of four elated. >> just to know the money is coming, would be a huge belief. if the baloney could go away and break ground on my house, would be we're finally home. >> i love you. >> i love you too. >> erica pitzi, al jazeera, new york. >> brazil carnivale comes to a colorful end. the parade was held at the top samba school.
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controversy, receiving funding from the dictator-run government from equatorial guinea. it is arguably the biggest night of the year. est academy awards. some of the stars used their flight at the podium to draw attention to their campaigns. citizen 4, edward snowden's being leak of the nsa the award for best documentary short went to crisis hot line. struggling to readjust after war war. his best actor award the theory of everything. the award show is maybe going to on for another two hours. there's more news ahead thanks for your time, keep it here.
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egypt as president defends air strikes on isil targets in libya. and calls for a joint arab force to tackle the threat of armed groups. ♪ ♪ >> hello and welcome come to al jazerra. live from our head quarters in doha. the also ahead. >> my government will never underestimate the terror threat. >> australia's prime minister unveils a new range of national security measures. the retrial of two al jazerra journalists is scheduled to resume in cairo in the next few

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